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Old 01.03.2011, 14:57
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If you want to go out alone, just do it! When I was travelling, I took myself out for dinner, it was a positive experience, in the way that I know a lot of people wouldn't do it, and there I feel better and confident for doing something that scared me.

Another time... Whilst living in NZ, I really wanted to go out one evening but couldn't find anyone to go with me... so I went alone, I was nervous for sure; the bars were full of groups of friends.... However, I met a couple of guys, and started talking to them, went on to another bar with some music and well, here I am living in Switzerland with one of said guys, almost 4 years later with a gorgeous daughter and a beautiful life
This happened to me as well!! lol I moved here it work for my Dad, and lived with him as well, so not much company on the going out scene. Well he did his best, and was a good sport. However one night I felt like going out and with no one to accompany me I was brave and went by myself. I ended up meeting my husband, and three years later we are married, living, here and also have a beautiful baby. (what no smilie face with hearts for eyes EF?!) So I say as long as you are safe and smart there is no reason in in this day and age for a girl not to go out. Some oldsters might say "it doesn't look right" But times have changed! But like most everyone else has said, just be safe, and smart. At least tell someone when you are going out, and maybe even where if you know. Even if it is someone not living here. Also take the train and meet up with some EF'ers once in awhile. Post something on here for a meet up in your area, and have fun!
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Old 01.03.2011, 15:11
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Re: Going out alone as a girl, a good way to meet people?

I did a fair bit of travelling on my own when in my late teens & 20's. When I was in a place where I never knew anyone I always took a book with me to the bar or restaurant I was going to. This way if I struck up a converstion with someone great if not I could read & be happy on my own.
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Sounds like fun...

You know it's not paranoia if 'they' really are out to get you! It sounds as if you live a very closed off life, and maybe read into the garbage that horror movies feed you.
In one way you are right I choose not to socialize with a regular group, so in that way I'm closed off, but I have been travelling all my life, been all over the world- anything from the most luxurious hotels to involuntary camping out. I was born with a rucksack on my back and I've been doing it alone since I was 11 years old. I am quite cheeky, so wangle myself into seeing all kinds of stuff that is usually closed off to the public. My last trip to the UK I ended up being rescued by a farmer at 4am of the Yorkshire moors. (My shining knight on a tractor) Anyway this thread isn't about me, everyone knows my story abut picking up a hitchhiker who killed his wife 20 minutes earlier.
Everyone is different; I can't think of anything worse that hanging out alone at a bar, unless it is a really interesting bar! Switzerland is beautiful, just do the day trips on the train, you meet loads of interesting people and see incredible sights. You can even stitch and bitch on the train if that's your thing. I am not as adventurous as my sisters, they have hitchhiked, walked, bussed, railed across the world, climbed kilimanjaro etc. Being a woman works both ways- you will get taken advantage of but you also get people who feel like they have to help women on their own. Sometimes it is just a little confusing to know which is which. It is the same for men, but I think to a lesser degree. If you just do what you like doing you are more likely to meet like-minded people.
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Re: Going out alone as a girl, a good way to meet people?

I don't know if it's a good way to meet people or not but I would suggest it when considering the alternative. Why stay in?

I need to follow my own advice - I've managed to go out for coffee 3-4 times since I've been here but I'm not entirely sure I could go out for a drink all by myself.

Mind you I've only been in Zurich for less than a week and I'm trying to watch their TV in the evenings (which mind you is driving me mental) so I'm sure after a while I will start going out.
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Re: Going out alone as a girl, a good way to meet people?

you don't have to go alone! Unless that's your fun, of course. Around the lake, there are enough of us younger ones speaking english (and some swissgerman) so that you can have someone to talk to!
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